In order to understand the fragility of the world we live, we have to understand how important it is to protect it. Protect it from what? Well, from humans.
As the representative of a business you should be the one who creates a brighter future for the future generations.
Businesses around the globe have to understand that they have to promote environmental awareness, because it is both individuals and companies’ responsibility to protect, preserve and respect the world we are living in.
You should be the one who teaches your clients and partners that the physical environment is fragile and now is the moment to start fixing the issues we caused during so many years.
You have access to many resources if you want to make people aware of how important it is to protect the environment.
You can organize informational seminars, send people newsletters and offer your clients environmental brochures.
Positive stories that can inspire you
Portugal managed to use only renewable energy for four days in a row
This is a unique case, Portugal is the first country that managed to power its entire territory only with solar, wind and hydro-generated energy. James Watson the CEO of SolarPower Europe stated “This is a significant achievement for a European country, but what seems extraordinary today will be commonplace in Europe in just a few years.”
England managed to reduce plastic bags use
This year countries all over the world did their best to reduce the plastic bags use. England is one of the best examples, they decided to introduce a plastic bag charge, and in just a few months they managed to reduce plastic bags use with 85%. You should become a partner in fighting ocean plastic pollution, because this is only the beginning, and we have a lot of work to do to repair the harm we have done.
A restaurant from India inspires us to reduce food waste
The video captioned in the front of an Indian restaurant where is placed a fridge people could use to leave food for homeless persons reached around 25 million views. This should inspire people and businesses not only from India, but from countries all around the globe to reduce food waste.
Pappadavada recommends its clients and people from its community to place the leftover food in the fridge they posted in the front of the restaurant. If there is anyone who needs food, and they do not afford to buy it, then they can visit the restaurant and enjoy a free meal.
Scotland managed to break records with wind power
August 2017 was a historic day for Scotland, it produced enough power from wind to power the entire country. The wind farms from Scotland produced on August 7th electricity that could have been used to power the country for more than 24 hours.
What environmental issues can business like yours fix?
Well, there are multiple problems that harm our world right now, but you as a company should address the biggest ones.
Oil drilling is one of the main causes that leads to planet destruction. You can compare people’s dependence on fuel with drugs addiction, only this one affects the environment. Marine life is poisoned daily by offshore drilling, the earth is simply suffocated by land drilling, the air if full of CO2 because of the combustion of the fuels.
What results have all these things?
They led to ocean acidification and global warming. If you want to get involved into something, then this is one of the issues that has to be solved quickly.
Plastic products represent the majority of the waste our society produces. Year by year tons of plastic waste are disposed and soon we will manage to cover the world in plastic bags. Plastic bags get into water, into soil, they fly around the city when it is a little windy. Is this the world you want to live in?
Miltek recommend companies to place their plastic waste in special recipients until they manage to remove it entirely from their production.
What people do not understand is that not only the plastic waste is the one that contaminates the world, but the production of plastic products. In order to produce plastic you need fossil fuel combustion, and this leads to what?
To the above point where we pointed out that oil drilling has to be reduced as much as possible, because it is one addiction that will lead humanity to extinction.
Deforestation is the first step in having the biodiversity of the world extinct. Have you ever read a study that shows how many acres of forest are cut down every year?
There are millions and millions of acres deforested annually, and people do not seem to stop. What do they need trees for? They need them to manufacture paper, to expand the farming areas and mine for oil.
To understand how important is companies to fight for this cause, you should check the list of environmentally threatened species, offered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The loss of habitat is the single cause that leads to the death of these species.
How can you become the subject of an inspirational story?
You can become the subject of an inspirational story through your projects. You should educate your employees; instead of every one of them driving their car to work they could take the bus, carpool, ride their bike or even walk.
You can invest in technology that has the power to clean the environment, as solar or wind power. You can use this type of energy to power your headquarters.
The change starts from the inside, so if you start buying reusable products for internal use, your employees will become used to them, and they will do the same at home. Avoid buying plastic bottles and bags, and paper towels. Everyone should use their own cup to drink at the office.
Buy organic food from local farmers to support their businesses. When you select the food provider make sure that they use ingredients that are pesticide free. These are only some ideas that will help you write an inspirational story for the generations to come.